American Nurses Association’s (ANA) HEALTHY NURSE HEALTHY NATION 2016

HarpreetAmerican Nurses Association’s (ANA) HEALTHY NURSE HEALTHY NATION

On May 28, 2015, in Washington, D. C., Barbara Dossey, PHD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, HWNC-BC, (INCA Co-Director and INCCP Core Faculty) was one of 30 participants invited to participate in the foundational design meeting of the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) HEALTHY NURSE GRAND CHALLENGE, being championed by Dr. Marla Weston, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANA CEO, and the entire ANA Executive Leadership Team. On the ANA team is INC graduate Harpreet Gujral, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, in the ANA Department of Nursing Practice and Work Environment. Barbara was one of four presenters invited to speak on “Nurses and Behavioral Change.”

Barbie_Ihs2014D2Ff596C171F-300X300The ANA will officially launch the Healthy Nurse Grand Challenge in January 2016. The goal is to increase the personal wellness of 3.1 million registered nurses and by extension members of their family, community, co-workers and patients. A grand challenge is a bold, audacious goal, which through its achievement makes enormous social contribution. The ANA views its role in society as significant, making many such contributions through its unique and most valuable resource: America’s nurses. The vision is for improving the health of our nation by improving the health of nurses.



Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, HWNC-BC, is an internationally recognized integrative, holistic nursing pioneer, a nurse theorist (Theory of Integral Nursing; co-author, Theory of Integrative Nurse Coaching), and Florence Nightingale Scholar. She is Co-Director, International Nurse Coach Association (INCA) and Core Faculty, Integrative Nurse Coach® Certificate Program (INCCP), Miami, Florida; International Co-Director, Nightingale Initiative for Global Health (NIGH); and Director of Holistic Nursing Consultants (HNC), Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has authored or co-authored 25 books including Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice (7th ed., 2016); Nurse Coaching: Integrative Approaches for Health and Wellbeing (2015); The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching: The Provider’s Guide for Coaching Scope and Competencies (2013); Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer (2010, Commemorative Edition). She is a founding member of the American Holistic Nurses Association and Holistic Nurse of the Year. She is an 11-time recipient of the prestigious American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, and has received many other awards. Barbara is also on the ANA’s Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation™ Grand Challenge Advisory Board.

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